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i have an anxiety disorder. i am taking valium everyday. by taking it everyday is it reducing the chance of it working when i have an actually attack?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some people do: develop tolerance with benzodiazapines like valium. I would really encourage you to discuss other medications with your physician/ psychiatrist - such as SSRI's. Also - look to non-pharmaceutical options. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation.
Aug 14, 2014

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